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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.11

TEMPORAY SUPPORT OF THE GIRDER TRUSS DURING THE INSTALLATION COULD SAVE FUTUE PROBLEMS When carpenters start a truss installation job, it is a common practice that they install the girder truss...

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FTMA Tech Talk Ed.10

BRACE ON – CRASH ZONE In our industry; we make sure all vertical loads are transferred to the ground safely.  But what about lateral loads occurring from wind, snow or seismic forces? This is...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.9

IT ALL STARTS WITH A “PLAN” Most of you would agree that all house plans received from builders are never the same. Some house plans received from builders have too much information and...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.8

LOADS ON ROOF TRUSSES Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas! You better watch out, you better not cry – because Santa Clause is coming to town and we want to discuss if your roof is designed for the...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.7

SAGGING TRUSSES – MYTHS UNCOVERED A common site issue comes from the builder complaining that “trusses are sagging”. However, more often than not, the issues can be traced back to incorrect...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.6

SHARPEN YOUR AXE BEFORE CUTTING DOWN THE TREE The key to success of any construction project is preparation. Making sure to consider the full breadth of detail requirements prior to erecting the...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.5

WIND BEAMS A Wind Beam is a beam that is used to support horizontal wind loads. Generally they are fully supported and do not support vertical gravity loads but can also be designed to take these...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.4

LIMITATIONS & DESIGN RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TRUSS FABRICATOR  With the increasing complexity of architectural designs and engineers pushing the limits of truss technology the good old truss...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.3

MANAGING RISKS WITH HIGHLY REACTIVE SOILS Heaving slabs have caused grief for many homeowners who bought new homes built over highly reactive clay sites. Previously avoided, these locations are...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.2

TAKING IT TO THE TOP WITH PARAPET DESIGNS Instead of finishing the roof lines with hip ends and eave overhangs, extending the wall to form a parapet may seem like a small detail, but it can make a...

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FTMA Tech Talk – Ed.1

CALL OUT YOUR COMPLIANCE! All building work in Australia must comply with the  Building Code, which ensures buildings are safe, healthy and durable for everyone who may use them. As suppliers of...

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